Book Review: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)

Book Review: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)   SciFi/Fantasy/Horror Story Collection: Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora, R. A. Clarke (editor)   Sometimes even after you’ve read a description of a book, you find yourself completely unprepared for the story at hand. Spread: Tales of Deadly Flora is one of those books. A […]

Book Review: The Angel of the Crows, Katherine Addison

Book Review: The Angel of the Crows, Katherine Addison Mystery/Fantasy: The Angel of the Crows, Katherine Addison   I’m not entirely sure anything could have prepared me for this book. The author does provide enough introduction to get one started, but this is possibly the strangest book I will read this year. It is also […]

Book Review: The Lost Spells, Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris

Book Review: The Lost Spells, Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris   Poetry Collection: The Lost Spells, Robert MacFarlane and Jackie Morris   We reviewed the first collaboration of these artists a while ago. The Lost Words was a breathtaking set of poems and illustrations highlighting words that had been deliberately omitted from a recent dictionary. […]

Book Review: Adventures in Space, edited by Patrick Parrinder and Yao Haijun

Book Review: Adventures in Space: Short Stories by Chinese and English Authors, edited by Patrick Parrinder and Yao Haijun Science Fiction/Short Stories: Adventures in Space: Short Stories by Chinese and English Authors, edited by Patrick Parrinder and Yao Haijun   When you’re in the throes of a reading slump (as I am), sometimes the perfect […]

Blog Tour: No More Fairy Tales: Stories to Save the Planet, edited by D.A. Baden

Book Review: No More Fairy Tales: Stories to Save the Planet, edited by D.A. Baden Short Story Collection: No More Fairy Tales: Stories to Save the Planet, edited by D.A. Baden Blog Tour February 17, 2023   I love short stories, but I don’t always love anthologies. Sometimes the anthologies feel a bit forced, “Tales […]

Blog Tour: Fantasy Short Stories, Suzanne Rogerson

Book Review: Fantasy Short Stories, Suzanne Rogerson   Fantasy/Story Collection: Fantasy Short Stories, Suzanne Rogerson Blog Tour June 20, 2022   Restaurants seem to have two approaches to appetizers. One approach is to provide something different, something not found on the dinner menu. It may be thematic: empanadas at a Mexican restaurant, soup at an […]

Book Review: Madwoman, Shara McCallum

Book Review: Madwoman, Shara McCallum   Poetry Collection: Madwoman, Shara McCallum   Shara McCallum is a professor at Penn State University. Named as the university’s 2021-2022 school year “Laureate,” she has been working diligently to raise awareness and appreciation for poetry in our community and our state. Her weekly feature on WPSU radio, Poetry Moment, […]

Blog Tour: Music of the Night, edited by Martin Edwards

Book Review: Music of the Night, edited by Martin Edwards Story Collection: Music of the Night, edited by Martin Edwards Blog Tour (belated posting) February 11, 2022   First, my sincere apologies to Anne Cater and the wonderful people at Flame Tree Press. This review was supposed to be posted on February 11. Since I […]

Blog Tour: The Black and White Museum, Ferdinand Dennis

Book Review: The Black and White Museum, Ferdinand Dennis   Story Collection: The Black and White Museum, Ferdinand Dennis Blog Tour December 10, 2021   The Black and White Museum is a collection of short stories by Ferdinand Davis, mostly exploring the life of Jamaican immigrants living in London. Sometimes funny, sometimes acerbic, often unexpected, […]